Cory St. Clair accepted Daniel's challenge to create a one-off paint job for the F-150. Several themes were discussed until an underwater marine life scheme was agreed upon. Using a projector to place an image on the hood and passenger side of the truck, the overall lines were traced out and then the details were airbrushed. The look is stunning. Cory opted not to finish the extensive project, and Daniel was forced to seek the talent of another painter. He teamed up with Jason Russel, of Airhead Kustoms, in Corona, California, to complete the Ford. There, the driver side, tailgate, and interior were completed. Images of dolphins, sharks, an octopus, a tortoise, jelly fish, even a puffer fish can be found swimming in what looks like an aquarium inside the F-150. With a water break line showing the water and surface, the look is 3-D and very realistic. Every time we see it, more things appear from the depths of the sea. Before the House of Kolor paints were applied, the door handles, tailgate handle, gas door, antenna, and roll pan were shaved. An RBP black RX series grille was bolted into place, as was Anzo USA headlights and Recon taillights. Now that the paint was "stop-you-in-your-tracks" awesome, Daniel looked to make the interior one-of-a-kind as well.
Danny, at DH Designz, performed the audio work, which sounds as good as it looks. Opening the doors, you almost expect water to pour out as the fiberglassed door panels, dash, and center console that were painted to match the underwater theme. Each door houses Polk Audio Momo series 61/2-inch components supplying the mids and highs. Providing the boom are four 12-inch Polk Audio Monitor series subs in a huge center console that splits the now 50/50 rear seats. Powering all of this audio mayhem are two Polk Audio Momo C400.4 amps and two Pold Audio Momo C500.1 mono amps mounted to a trick amp rack in the bed. Tsunami wiring and cables were used throughout and power was run to three Kinetik batteries. Keeping the tunes in check is an Alpine head unit, with a Playstation 2 providing movies for passengers. Movies can be seen on the three 15-inch ACT monitors, one in each front door and one in the dash. Katzkin black and grey leather seat covers dress up the Ford seats and a black suede headliner adds class to the fiberglass confines. DH Designz also handled the interior suede and leather work.
After such an arduous journey, Daniel is content with his F-150 and says there isn't a mod he regrets. The lessons learned have taught him that family is most important, giving up on a project is not an option, and settling for second-best will never satisfy. It appears Daniel's immersion under the water has made him stronger than ever.